After having just received the world winner plaque for my last year’s V37DX entry in ARRL DX CW it was of course a question of honour to take part this year, too. 😉
I probably “wasted” too much time searching for the multipliers on Saturday. In the end they all answered my CQ calls, too, even the rather rare ones like North and South Dakota. Nevertheless I missed two states from USA (NE & WY, never heard them) as well as “the usual three” from Canada (NT, NU & YT).
Condx were rather bad on Saturday up here in the almost north-eastern most part of Germany. The 7’s, i.e. the north-western US states as well as VE6/7 in Canada, were basically not workable (I even heard only two very weak in the noise). And not many 6’ers either. Sunday was way better but still much worse here than in western and southern Germany when comparing scores with other contesters. 😐 And 500 watts into our not too high 4 ele Yagi does meanwhile feel like QRP … but it maybe our location again. Enough whining. 😉 All in all still much fun and a nice contest! Lucky to finish with 599 QSOs (incl. dupes), appropriate for a CW contest as I think. 😉
ARRL DX Contest, CW - 2020 Call: DH8BQA Class: SOSB/20 HP QTH: JO73ce Operating Time (hrs): 15 Summary: Band QSOs Mults ------------------- 20: 599 58 ------------------- Total: 585 58 Total Score = 101,790 Comments: FLEX-6600, Elecraft KPA500 + 4 ele YU7EF Yagi @10m height